Best Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tours – 11 Days

War has gone by so many years, but its remnants still scatter along the country, especially in the center area, where American war happened severely in 1960s to 1970s. Taking about Vietnam War, it is a lack if we don’t remember about Ho Chi Minh Trail, the legendary road linking North and South of Vietnam. With the length of more than 2000km, riding on this road must be a wonderful choice with Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail.

This Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours will offer you the best sceneries of center land, as well as historical relics such as Hoi An, Khe Sanh battle site and DMZ. Apart from it, the homestay on traditional tribe houses and visiting some tranquil villages are also included in motorbike tour. Since the government built a new road to upgrade the new one, we have 2 parallel Ho Chi Minh roads. On the tour with Vietnam motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail, we will ride on both smooth and sealed roads as well as off-roads to challenge your spirit.

So let’s get ready to join in an amazing journey on this legendary road with Vietnam motorcycle tours!

Highlights: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hoi An – Quy Nhon – Nha Trang.

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Tour duration: 11 Days 10 Nights

Tour type: Mountain trail touring.

Departure: Any date for your comfort.

Best time to ride: From September to April

Price: From 165 USD/ rider/ day.

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THE BIKES

We are using the Japanese Honda XR 125cc or 250cc Honda CRF with Panniers and carrier on the back.

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BRIEF TOUR

Day 1. Hanoi – Mai Chau ( 175 km – L, D ) Home stay
Day 2. Mai Chau – Tan Ky ( 290 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay
Day 3. Tan Ky – Phong Nha ( 280 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay
Day 4.Phong Nha – Dong Hoi ( 60 km – B, L,  D ) Hotel stay
Day 5. Dong Hoi – Khe Sanh ( 200 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay
Day 6. Khe Sanh – Hue ( 180 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay
Day 7. Hue – Hotel stay
Day 8. Hue – Hoi An ( 145 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay
Day 9. Hoi An – ( B, L, D )  Hotel stay
Day 10. Hoi An – Quy Nhon ( 280 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay
Day 11. Quy Nhon – Nha Trang ( 200 km – B, L )

ITINERARY DETAIL

DAY 1. HANOI – MAI CHAU ( riding distance 175 km – L, D ) Home stay.Motorbike-Tours-North-Vietnam.jpg

You will be picked up at the hotel and transfer to the starting point to start the Vietnam motorbike tours at 9:00am. On the riding today, we will go through many picturesque off roads on the west of Hanoi to Mai Chau. This route is considered the best part of Vietnam motorbike tour to Northwest. You can take your times to visit tranquil villages of Dzao, H’mong and Thai people. The afternoon will be spent to visit some surrounding villages around Mai Chau.

We will stay overnight in a traditional house of a Thai family. It remarks the 1st interesting day of the long journey with Vietnam motorcycle to the northwest region.

DAY 2. MAI CHAU – TAN KY ( riding distance 290 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay

Vietnam motorbike toursBreakfast is followed by moving around  Mai Chau valley by motorbike before our crew keeps biking to Tan Ky. Our motorbike crew from North to South Vietnam will ride along Ma River and reach Cam Thuy town for lunch.

We hit the road to Ho Chi Minh Trail (the new one) and reach Tan Ky town at 4:30 pm. This windy and smooth road will bring you fascinating riding moments. The 2nd day ends by a relaxing night in Tan Ky town.

DAY 3. TAN KY – PHONG NHA ( riding distance 280 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay

We start the 3rd day with Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours by heading to Phong Nha at 8:30 am. Our ho chi minh trail motorbikemotorbike team continues to ride until reach Pho Chau, where we will have a stop to visit Ho Chi Minh Trail monument. This place is considered the starting point of Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours Vietnam.

Our motorbike crew is on the way to Phong Nha-Ke Bang, the national park with the biggest and largest cave ever recorded in the world. Phong Nha-Ke Bang was recognized as the natural world heritage since 2003,with the special and unique karst formation for a long time (400 million years ago). Passing through many changes in geological structures, tourists can see the massive and huge cave with the glorious stalagmites inside the cave. It extends to an area of more than 65km, lasting through the border of Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

The ride in the afternoon is so amazing with the landscapes of mountains and forests. We will stay overnight in Phong Nha for the 3rd day of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Trail motorbike tours.

DAY 4. PHONG NHA – DONG HOI ( riding distance 60 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay

Vietnam Motorbike ToursThe perk of motorbike tour today is visiting the cave system in this national park. We will have a boat tour to visit Phong Nha cave, where used to be a bomb shelter for local community as well as the military force in American war.

After that, we will ride to Dong Hoi. This route of central Vietnam motorbike tours is really memorable, when we pass by the historical building, attaching with the fieriest days of Vietnam war in this town.

We will stay one night in Dong Hoi before exploring other destinations in next days with motorbike crew from North to the South.

DAY 5. DONG HOI – KHE SANH ( riding distance 200 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay

After Dong Hoi, we continue motorbike tours centre Vietnam moves to Khe Sanh, where was heavily Ride Ho Chi Minh Traildestroy by the spray of Agent Orange towards the former DMZ. On the motorbike tour today, we will see the evidences of the intense war time, with remnants scattering along the Trail. Passing the famous places like Vinh Moc tunnel, Hien Luong bridge (the former boundary between North and South Vietnam) and finally Khe Sanh. We will reach Khe Sanh at 4:30pm and have an overnight stay in this town.

“Khe Sanh was one of the far-away places in Vietnam and not well-known. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson marked it in military global map by turning into a marine base. With Khe Sanh facing a full-scale siege by the North Vietnamese Army, the question was being asked: Should the base be held, or should it be quietly abandoned?

Not only President, American military has officially claimed it as a marine base of American amry. On the morning of January 21, 1958, NVA forces attacked to the area, and the beset of Khe Sanh had begun.

Coming to Khe Sanh and see the historical relics, you can see and learn many things from the war: history of the battle, tactical maps, archival images, etc.

The battle of Khe Sanh was carried on in northwestern Quang Tri province, from 21 January to 9 July in 1968,in the time of American war. The soldiers were elements of the United States (U.S.) III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF), elements of the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) and two to three division-size elements of the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN – also referred to as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA)).”

DAY 6. KHE SANH – HUE ( riding distance 180 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay

Ride Ho Chi Minh TrailWe keep riding on Ho Chi Minh Trail from Khe Sanh to Hue, the former capital of Vietnam. On the motorcycle route today, we have chance to pass the Hamburger Hill and mountains, which are still arid because of being severely sabotaged in the war by Agent Orange. We get through A luoi, a mountainous area of Hue province with many indigenous people of Bru Van Kieu tribe. After that, we will motorcycle through green back country, heading to the steep Me Oi pass.

The trip to Hue on the motorbike today will be the spot light of the whole Vietnam motorbike tours. Riding along the Perfume river will bring you a lot of unforgettable memories of a peaceful city.

 

DAY 7. HUE CITY TOURS & SIGHSEEING ( B, L, D ) Hotel stay

On the 7th day, you can enjoy your relaxing time by walking or riding around that city. We also can do hue motorcycle toursbus tour to sightsee this romantic city and get away from the road dusts. In the afternoon, we can also take short centre Vietnam motorbike tours to visit some tombs of kings in the suburban areas of Hue.
“The city of Hue is gently embraced by majestic and glorious river, Perfume river. On the north bank of the river, it is the place for hotels and restaurants with the busy life, but on the rest, it is where the ancient citadel lies silently for many years. This Citadel has the area of more than 5 square kilometer of ground. It is the main architecture on the on that side of river. When you come to Hue, you can see the different life of 2 sides: one crowded and busy with many tourists, one is more silent and calm; with Citadel reflecting itself on Perfume river.

For a long time, Hue has been well known as a political, cultural and religious center but nowadays, visitors to contemporary Hue will find a city that only dimly reflects on its past, and only does so as a begrudging nod to its western visitors. The complex of pagodas, temples and palaces in Hue was recognized as UNESCO world heritage. Going with the history of Vietnam, Hue palace has witnessed the changes of nation, changing from feudalism country to the socialist society. This city seems out of flow of nation and still keeps its own beauty. The overwhelming sense one gets from the city, on even the most casual visit, is of an unstoppable forward drive, and of a people constantly looking to the future”.

DAY 8. HUE – HOI AN ( riding distance 145 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay

motorbike tours hoianFrom Hue city, our central Vietnam motorbike tours will follow the highway 1, cross Hai Van pass and follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail along the coastal line. After the route of more than 100km, our motorbike tour Vietnam on the Ho Chi Minh Trail will come to Hoi An, the ancient town and the main port of Vietnam in 16th and 17th century.

We will have a relaxing night to watch the night life of this town before exploring it more on the next day.

“Located on the lower section of Thu Bon river, Quang Nam province and roughly 30km from Da nang city, Hoi An was an important international port for commercializing and trading activities between China, Japan, Vietnam and other countries. Before the 16th century, Hoi An was also used as a port of Cham kingdom to transport spice to other countries in the region. This town is a special example of an ancient town with the function of an regional port, which is quite authentically preserved. The houses in Hoi An town reflect the special architectures, which depend on the origin of the owner. All of them dated back from 16th and 17th century. Coming to Hoi An, you not only see the tangible traces of development past but also experience a living museum of local residents with many converged cultures”

DAY 9. HOI AN TOURS  & SIGHSEEING ( B, L, D ) Hotel stay

On the motorbike tour today, we will enjoy a sightseeing day to explore more about this ancient city. Vietnam motorbike toursBesides, you can also ride the motorbike to the Cua Dai beach, just about 6km from center of the town to enjoy the cooling water and white sand bank, the ride to the beach from Hoi An can be the best Vietnam motorbike tours along the coastal line.

“Hoi An is the ancient harbor town of Champa people, deriving from the before the 10th century. Lying at the estuary of Thu Bon river and near the sea, it kept being the harbor and trading center of Vietnam in 16th and 17th centuries. There are many Chinese, Japanese and western people coming to Vietnam and settle down at that time. Hoi An was also called Hai Pho in old time, which meant Seaside town. When the French came there, it is named as Faifo. In Hoi An, the most typical building which is the icon of that town is Chua Cau or pagoda bridge. This one was built on 17th century, which reflects the harmony combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture, with the function of both bridge and pagoda.

This town is called by French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch as Faifo. Many people have tried to explain that name. It is believed to be another version of Hai Pho. Others claim that it is the shortening of “Hoi An Pho”, to “Hoi Pho” and then Faifo.

This town was recognized as World Heritage site by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999, as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, whose buildings display a unique blend of local and foreign influences”.

Currently, Hoi An attracts many tourists each year, both high-end clients and also backpackers. Apart from cultural town, tourists can visit the handicraft villages, traditional villages and beautiful beaches along the coastal line.

DAY 10. HOI AN – QUY NHON ( riding distance 280 km – B, L, D ) Hotel stay

634898772232285000The motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh Trail keeps on moving to Quy Nhon at 8:30 am. This one is the highlight of the whole Vietnam motorbike tours with the beautiful coastal riding with full of winds and sunlight.

Our team follows the Highway 1 and head down to the marvelous seascapes in the coastal line. The smooth road without many transports will amaze even the most hot-temper motorcyclist.

We come to Quy Nhon at 4:00 pm, stay one night in a hotel on the beach. Let’s enjoy this fantastic view and listen to sound of ocean before having the last day of the Vietnam motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail.

 

DAY 11. QUY NHON – NHA TRANG ( riding distance 200 km – B, L  ) ends of Vietnam Motorbike Tours On Ho Chi Minh Trail.

The last day motorbike tour is quite a long day, and also offer the best Vietnam motorbike tours along the coast. You will be stunned by amazing coast line view. Just take some stops to have many great photo shoots to bring back home.

We arrive in Nha Trang at 4:00. After checking in your room, we need to farewell with Vietnam Motorbike Ride team. You can fly back to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city to come back home.

Hopefully, you did enjoy a long motorbike tour with us through many beautiful places along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail.

”  Nha Trang is a seaside town, also the capital city of Khánh Hòa Province – on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is becoming increasingly popular in recent years thanks to its pristine beach, best scuba diving center of Vietnam as well as lots of interesting places and delicious food to enjoy.
According to historical records, Nha Trang was known as Kauthara under the Champa, as it is still home to the famous Po Nagar Tower built by the Champa. Until the French colonization, Nha Trang used to be no more than small fishing villages. The French recognized Nha Trang as a perfect place for bathing, so they invested in the transformation to turn Nha Trang into a resort town.
Nha Trang has consistently maintained its position as one of the most beautiful bays of the world. The town is about 450km north of Saigon and 1200km south of Hanoi. With the 4-km- long main strip of beaches, Nha Trang Bay covers the area of 405km2 including 19 large and small islands. As viewed from high above, the bay looks like the aquamarine stone sparkling in the sunshine, bounded by miles of smoothly golden sands”.

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